What kind of father was HWA? Here are some excerpts from
“Herbert Armstrong’s Tangled Web” page 251-252.
7. I had said I had in my possession pictures of Mr. Armstrong in the nude having aberrant sexual relations with young boys.
While one becomes almost “shock proof” in the church
environment we have been in during recent years, this was the grossest charge of all. I have said no such thing. I have heard that such pictures exist and had heard so just recently in Pasadena from men who are still with the church. I don’t know how I would have come into possession of such pictures and told both Mr. Armstrong and Henry so. They both were very demanding to know who told me that. I would not say. Henry pushed and pushed on the matter. It is not a new story and always revolves around Sam Gotoh. Sherwin has told that one for years, but I have not heard it from him since Ted was kicked out. Henry, as I was leaving later on, pressed me again about the pictures as we stood outside the front door. Interestingly enough, neither Henry nor HWA denied that such pictures existed, nor did they deny any of the other charges (except the senility charge)!
None who have objectively heard the incest story in its awful
detail doubt it. This is a vital chapter left out of HWA’s
autobiography. This sin occurred over a long span of years, a
decade after his ordination to the ministry, according to his own family members. No wonder he was not receptive to David Antion’s “qualifications for the ministry” paper back in 1974.
Many of us have wondered why HWA was so forceful in
covering up Ted’s sins for so many years. Ted then seemed to be an extension of himself in his own mind and was not even a
separate entity. It was like covering for himself. But when finally he knew he must cut his son off, he had to go all the way. It was either destroy or be destroyed. And there were still some things he wanted to “get” out of life even if he were nearly ninety.
Such matters should not normally be mentioned, but this is by
no means a normal case. The welfare of thousands is at stake, and thousands who look to HWA, idolizing him as if he were God himself, must come to understand how dangerous such a view is.
From AR25 we read:
Since the mid-seventies there have been those at the church’s headquarters in Pasadena who have claimed that prior to her marriage to HWA, Ramona had conceived an illegitimate child by the church leader. (Marion McNair alluded to this in his 1977 book on Armstrongism.) One church employee has claimed to have seen the child’s birth certificate. And some have claimed that the child was born handicapped and put into an institution in Italy.
So with this in mind, how is it people still think that HWA was used by God? The truth is known but why do so many reject these facts? Why do they still sit at the feet of this pedophile/adulterer and his spiritual offspring who masquerade as beacons of righteousness?
It is because they reject their own bible and follow men who pretend to have the spirit of God within their own personality cult (church). The truth is, they are nothing but opportunist that exploit the weak minds of those who remain within the chains of Armstrongism.
So I ask you. Who are the worthless servants? It is those who hear the word and reject it. For the traditions of men (religious personality cults) are whom you chase after, just like the biblical adulterer.
You deserve the beating coming to you!